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Founder Hal Spielman of www.suddenlysolo.org chats with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at his home in Sands Point, NY
A sociologist by training, Hal in his varied carrier, has been a teaching fellow in art. Hal has served on the NYS governor’s commission on graduate school education (SUNY) and after service in the US Army. In 1968 he co founded in McCollum Spielman Worldwide, a market and communication research company whose unique services are available in 53 countries. In 2008 he retired as chairman of MSW.
Over his long career, Hal has been a frequent speaker at the Association of National Advertisers, the American Marketing Association and the Advertising Research Foundation. Hal has been President of the Market Research Council, President of the Copy Research Council and has chaired multiple conferences for the AMA and the ARF. Currently, he is a research advisor to the Ad Council. In 2008, he was elected by his peers to the Market Research Hall of Fame.
Hal has had a long association with the Optometric Center of NY (part of SUNY and one of the largest eye care and research centers in the US). He served as its president for 8 years and was awarded the distinguished Ben Franklin Medal for his on going efforts there. In 2007 he established the multi-discipline Spielman Social Science Lab at his Alma Mater, The City College of New York.
In his home community, he has served on the Sands Pt. Park Commission and currently sits on the Sands Pt. Planning Board. Additionally, he is on the Foundation Board of the Port Washington Public Library (one of only 50 five star libraries in the country).
Hal currently resides in Sands Pt., NY and is the widowed father of three sons.
His recent publication "Suddenly Solo" is a fascinating book that covers everything one needs to know about becoming Suddenly alone.
He is also the founder of Suddenlysolo.org.
SuddenlySolo.org is a definitive site for the mature widowed or divorced man. It provides a positive sense of renewal, as well as offers valuable advice on how to move forward into this next exciting chapter of their lives. The information on the website and in the book (Suddenly Solo…the guide) is based on intensive and extensive research through surveys, in-depth interviews, eye tracking, and other techniques. Its aim is to provide these men with a better understanding of their new status, and to give them the confidence and skills in their interpersonal relationships that will enable them to achieve new levels of happiness and satisfaction in their lives.
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